Letter reminding voters of their right to vote

The Norwegian Directorate of Elections has sent a letter to people with immigrant backgrounds encouraging them to exercise their right to vote.

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The letter was sent to voters who do not hold Norwegian citizenship and voters who have held Norwegian citizenship for 18 years or less. The letter was also intended to remind voters that they have the right to vote in the municipal and county council elections.

This group has historically voted in fewer numbers than the rest of the population. The aim of the letter is to increase voter turnout.

Earlier elections have seen trials with letters being sent to voters who do not hold Norwegian citizenship and voters who have held Norwegian citizenship for 18 years or less. These trials showed that this increases voter turnout. We are therefore sending letters in these elections as well.

Everyone registered in the National Registry with an immigrant background will receive a letter about taking part in the elections. The exception is people who have held Norwegian citizenship for more than 18 years.

We will also send out a text message to all voters reminding them of the elections.

The letter was sent by the Norwegian Directorate of Elections on behalf of the Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation. You can read more here.